Zero carbon / Guides

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...zero energy homes , is that as the percentage of electricity generation by renewable sources increases, so does your heating system by default reduce it's carbon footprint. Electric heat sources: Heating with electricity is not defined by just noisy baseboard heaters or an electric forced-air furnace. The efficienc...

Alternative wall coverings to drywall
Walls and Roofs

The best alternatives to drywall for finishing interior walls

...zero VOC and formaldehyde-free prefinished plywood call UV Wood from Columbia Forest Products . The cost is comparable to other wood wall coverings and drywall as well when you factor the full cost. Plywood panels are of course more expensive than drywall, but finishing joints with wood trim is much quicker than drywal...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...carbon footprint of buildings, but the problem arises from the fact that the foundation of most tiny houses is not actually a foundation at all, it’s a set of wheels. Even the greenest home you can build stops being eco-friendly if it’s rolling down the highway or idling in bumper to bumper traffic learn more here - ...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...Zero Energy Ready and add Solar PV to the south facing side of the roof, and this home is able to generate zero energy bills, and actually EARN the owners some money back in the future! Every location is different, so our initial calculations for New York state indicate an expected payback time of around 4-5 years for ...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...carbon footprint of eco homes & sustainable construction ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Off Grid and Zero Energy Homes Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate The Azelio website Resilient design features for new home constru...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...carbon footprint. “ You can get so much more if you invest first in efficiency, ” says Reynolds. “ There are enough houses that are going net-zero energy by popping on solar panels. But we kind of wanted to bring it down to the basics and just show how little energy a house needs to use. Yes, we could have installed ...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...Zero Net Energy ready kit homes sector in Quebec, Ontario and North Eastern US States such as New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire. What is driving building professionals to prefab & modular construction methods? Trends in the construction industry, such as shorter project schedules, sustainable construction p...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...zero energy home , is frequently questioned by builders because it often doubles the amounts required by regional building codes. Bear in mind, that building code is the minimum standard a home can be built with, it's never the 'ideal' amount. And when most people think of insulation in homes, they think of cold clim...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Zero-Energy. A hyper-efficient house such as this could be fitted with solar PV panels and can save enough energy to offset the energy needed for charging the best electric cars , which can reduce an individuals personal carbon footprint by as much as 90% Chosen EV Charger Brand : Rematek energy charging station fo...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...carbon footprint in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer Building a Near Zero Energy Home on a Budget Passive House Certification & Design in North America Modular EV battery makes charging electric cars as fast as filling a gas tank ...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...carbon footprint of homes with renewable energy. Find other articles & information on renewable energy systems here : Solar air heated radiant floor form kits for Passive House, LEED & Zero Net Energy Homes How Heat Pumps work in Passive House, LEED & Zero Energy Homes Heat Pumps: Ground source geot...